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Lenovo E550 Intel Core I7-5xxx 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

Intel Core I7-5xxx 8GB 1TB HDD Jun 2015
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

Portable PCs built by Lenovo have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just portable PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo E550 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the E550.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u[plb_2856417_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the Lenovo E550 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u[plb_2856417_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the E550 is 16GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. When compared to other laptops that were released one year ago that we have assessed the total storage capacity of, the Lenovo E550's total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the E550 the internal memorys range from 4GB to 8GB. The Lenovo E550 has one of the biggest internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo E550 has a very big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the E550. Across all the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the E550 the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1TB.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u[plb_2856417_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo E550 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo E550

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo E550 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the E550.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the Lenovo E550 has a fairly average battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo E550 has a fairly standard weight (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the E550.

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Expert Reviews

(16)
6 November 2015

In review: Lenovo ThinkPad E550. Test model provided by CampusPoint.At a purchase price of 1000 Euro (~$1100), the top-model in the E550-series can't be considered entry-level any longer and...

10 July 2015

Great CPU and graphics performance for the money, an adequate display and solid build quality make the E550 surprisingly impressive...

Great CPU and graphics performance for the money, an adequate display and solid build quality make the E550 surprisingly impressive...

3 March 2015

No wonder that last year's Lenovo ThinkPad E540 was selling so well, but does its successor live up to the legacy? Well, in some terms yes, but in others ? no. Lenovo kept the same minimalistic...

30 November 2015

Un boost en performance des plus coûteux. Pour sa configuration haut-de-gamme du E550, Lenovo n'a pas fait que retenir un processeur Core i7, une carte graphique Radeon est aussi de la partie.... Read more…

Solid chassis, docking station connector, fast WLAN, responsive keyboard, good performance, low temperature and noise
Smart build quality
Good performance levels
Battery life is impressive
Great keyboard
Dark display with low viewing angle stability, slow hard drive, comperatively high price
12month warranty
No SSD option
Screen is only a TN panel
DisplayPort output would have been nice
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User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 30 May 2015 by Small Town Girl
Small Town Girl would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

I thought I had to have an ASUS to replace my dropped and broken laptop, but I didn't want to spend that much. I did a ton of research and finally determined that the ThinkPad might suit my needs... Read more…

Reviewed 19 November 2015 by Doc
Doc would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

So far so good. trackpad works well, good battery life. Required more software which should have been recommended at the time of purchase...

Reviewed 16 November 2015 by LF
LF would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

Its very good and Processing fast...

Reviewed 9 November 2015 by Leo
(Verified Purchase)

Nice ten-key design, more powerful than E450 E440...

Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Knox tech
Knox tech would recommend the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Series (Verified Purchase)

Use mainly for personal stuff but seems to have pleatny of speed and power...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo m3702, lenovo i76500, lenovo m3702g, lenovo m3702gb, lenovo i76500u
Barcodes 00889561961162, 05054629956533

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